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Post# 435083   11/15/2020 at 20:50 by VacTec2 (The Boiler Room Of Hell)        

What types of cleaners do you all use to clean? Bleach, Brillo, Murphys Oil soap?

Post# 435101 , Reply# 1   11/16/2020 at 10:01 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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All the cleaners I relied on and used they stopped making. :/

Have to see about getting old stock/vintage off eBay and pray it was stored properly and the cleaning ability is still stable.

I liked to use Panel Magic for my walls (I have paneling) and Brite for the floor. Windex for the windows. Scrubbing Bubbles for the shower and bath.

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Post# 435104 , Reply# 2   11/16/2020 at 10:58 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There have been a few discussions about this.

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But, good to bring up again.
I clean toilets, etc with Clorox, windows with Sprayway OR water and alcohol. Natural wood gets Murphy's Oil. I like original Lysol too or lemon scent for floors, etc.
Bon Ami is great for sinks, stainless steel, etc.
Sometimes, I'll use Comet.
I used to have a huge arsenal, but, I use fewer products anymore.

Post# 435116 , Reply# 3   11/16/2020 at 15:05 by VacTec2 (The Boiler Room Of Hell)        

i use lysol alot, especially during the COVID-19 virus.

Post# 435118 , Reply# 4   11/16/2020 at 15:48 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have 2 2.5 hour long classes each day

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I MUST clean off the tables after each class. (Rule). I rather like the original Lysol.
I also have "Fresh linen" spray.

Post# 435119 , Reply# 5   11/16/2020 at 16:01 by VacTec2 (The Boiler Room Of Hell)        

myes, i also love the original lysol.

Post# 435134 , Reply# 6   11/17/2020 at 00:15 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
I use a lot of the

same cleaners that mom and grandma used. Spic and Span powder for general cleaning like walls, floors. I used it a lot back when I cleaned apts where I once lived. We used Cheer laundry detergent but that's gone, so I use gain. I pour a little Clorox bleach in to the toilet before cleaning it.Zud to restore copper bottomed pots and pans. Good for marks left on porcelain sinks from pots and pans. Works better than cleanser.

Glass Wax (gone) was good for glass tables and mirrors and car windshields. The new glass wax is different from the original, not sure I like it.CLR for lots of things like wiping down metal fixtures like faucet's , rust stains. It's really good for de-liming my coffee maker about twice a year. I run it through my carpet steamer now and then to keep the tubing and sprayers clean. Not while cleaning carpet,just the machine.You can use it in dishwashers and washing machines there's directions on the label for that.

I use liquid soap in the shower so never have any soap scum to deal with!Switched to mostly using white vinegar and distilled water in a 20%vinegar to 80%distilled water for windows. It's even been recommended for wiping the newer flat screen TV's and monitors!

Mom used Jubilee (gone) on kitchen counter tops, appliances. I use "Gel Gloss" on marble counter tops, glass tables, fiberglass , stainless steel. It's a real good product. Almost forgot 409 for grease relief in the kitchen, stove top, range hood. Easy Off for non self clean ovens, barbecue grills,baked on grease on Pyrex casserole dishes, not the older colored Pyrex from the 50;s, it could remove the shine on the outside of the bowls.I don't use ammonia at all! It messes with my sinuses and smells bad. Brite (gone) for floor polish so Mop and Glow or similar. The best spot remover for carpet and some articles of clothing is by far the best, Folex. You can get it everywhere.Liquid dish detergent either Palmolive or Dawn both in the anti-bacterial formula.

Post# 435230 , Reply# 7   11/19/2020 at 12:44 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I also use liquid

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Spic and Span. I finally found the powder (very expensive now). You used to get a free yellow bucket with a purchase. I must try it in a Hoover floor washer, with a spoon. Don't you love that illustration of that woman with her spoon of Spic and Span?
VINTAGE big time.

Post# 435319 , Reply# 8   11/21/2020 at 23:31 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Speaking of illustrations

Around the time that I was working an after school job at a local mom & pop grocery store, we got a notice to remove all the boxes of Ivory Snow Flakes from our shelves and the company would re-reimburse us for all sent back.The lovely lady gracing the front of the box of laundry detergent had later appeared in a very popular adult XXX movie as Linda Lovelace.
When corporate heard of this, the order to return all products with her pic on front were sent to all distributors and retail stores. You see, there slogan at the time was "Pure as the driven snow"...

I wish that I'd thought to pull a few boxes for myself as they became quite valuable shortly afterwards.

Post# 435527 , Reply# 9   11/27/2020 at 04:41 by Mike644 (Benton Harbor)        
Best Multi Purpose

Honest Disinfecting Spray! it contains surfactants that break down grease and grime. Despite its ability to tackle germs, the fragrance-free formula doesn’t contain harsh chemicals or chlorine bleach.


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